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Press Release: One-of-a-Kind Luxury Estate Up For Auction!


Family of Iconic Kansas City Entrepreneur Chooses Auction for Simplified Sale of Spectacular 4-Acre Luxury Lakefront Property with 13,000 sq. ft. Residence

DATELINE: KANSAS CITY, MO. March, 2019. Faced with the daunting task of selling one of Kansas City’s finest luxury estate homes, the family of a late entrepreneur and iconic businessman turned to auction. The magnificent 13,000 square foot residence presides over a gated 4-acre lakefront setting replete with private swimming and wading pools, tennis court, English gardens, woods, and even artwork.

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What Is the Meaning of Selling As Is?

The traditional method for selling a property requires doing whatever it takes to make it as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. Typically, the owner must make improvements and upgrades such as painting, remodeling the bathroom or replacing an aging garage door, as well as performing those long-postponed repair jobs. An alternative to the conventional selling method that works well for many property owners is to put their real estate on the market in “as is” condition.

What Does It Mean When a Property Is Sold As Is?

The term “as is” pretty much means as it sounds — as the seller, you […]

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The Best Time to Sell a Home Traditionally, at Auction or For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Best Time to Sell a Home

When is the best time to sell a house? At Cates Auction & Realty Company, we hear this question a lot.

So much so, we’ve aggregated our insights to put together a guide on the best time of year to sell your house. Whether you’re going the ordinary real-estate agent route, placing your property up for auction or taking matters into your own hands, there are numerous home-selling angles to consider — from target demographics and interest rates to welcoming showing weather. In fact, the best time of year […]

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How to Sell Real Estate in Kansas City During Probate

How to Sell Real Estate in Kansas City During Probate
After a person passes, what happens to their possessions? It all depends on whether or not that person had a will and what their final wishes were. The value of assets or possessions a person owned at the time of their death also influences what happens to their belongings. In the state of Missouri, estates over $40,000 usually have to go through a probate process after a person’s death. In the state of Kansas, only estates with assets worth less […]

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What You Really Need To Know About Selling Land By Owner

How To Sell Land By Owner

Back in the day, there was so much available land in the U.S., especially in Kansas and other Midwestern and Western states, that the federal government was giving it away for next to nothing. Thanks to the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers who made their homes on land and stayed there for at least five years could take ownership of up to 160 acres, all for the price of a small filing fee.

Today, it’s obviously a different story. Though the U.S. is still a […]

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